The 1999-2007 Yamaha Road Star repair manual by Clymer covers the following motorcycle models:
- Yamaha XV1600A, XV1700A RoadStar 1999-2007
- Yamaha XV1600AT, XV1700AT Road Star Silverado 1999-2007
- Yamaha XV1600AS Road Star MM Limited 2000
- Yamaha XV1600AS Road Star Midnight Star 2001-2003
- Yamaha XV1600ALE Road Star Limited Edition 2003
- Yamaha XV1600ATLE Road Star Silverado Limited Edition 2003
- Yamaha XV1700AM Road Star Midnight 2004-2007
- Yamaha XV1700ATM Road Star Midnight Silverado 2004-2007
Note: this manual DOES NOT cover Yamaha XV1700P Warrior models.
Book Excerpt: 1999-2007 Yamaha RoadStar 1600, 1700 Repair Manual
SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Poor handling may be caused by improper tire pressure, a damaged/bent frame steering componenets, a worn front fork assembly, worn wheel bearings or dragging brakes.
ENGINE TOP END
STEERING IS SLUGGISH
- Incorrect steering stem adjustment (too tight).
- Improperly installed upper or lower fork bridge.
- Damaged steering head bearings.
- Tire pressure too low.
- Worn or damaged tire.
STEERING TO ONE SIDE
- Bent front or rear axle.
- Bent frame or fork.
- Worn or damaged wheel bearings.
- Worn or damaged swing arm pivot bearings.
- Damaged steering head bearings.
- Bent swing arm.
- Incorrectly installed wheels.
- Front and rear wheels are not aligned.
- Uneven front fork adjustment.
- Fork legs positioned unevenly in the fork bridges.
PISTON PIN INSPECTION
TABLE of CONTENTS:
When measuring the piston pin, compare the actual measurements to the specifications in Table 2. Replace the piston pin if out of specification or if it shows signs of damage as described in this section. If the piston pin is replaced, also replace the piston as a set.
PISTON RING REMOVAL AND INSPECTION
- Clean the piston pin in solvent and dry it thoroughly.
- Inspect the piston pin for chrome flaking or cracks. Replace the pin if necessary.
- Oil the piston pin and install it in the connecting rod. Slowly rotate the piston pin, and check for radial and lateral play (Figure 158).
If there is play, the connecting rod should be replaced (if the piston pin outside diameter is within specification). Inspect the connecting rod as described in Chapter Five.
- Measure the outside diameter of the piston pin with a micrometer (Figure 159).
- Measure the inside diameter of the piston pin bore in the piston with a small bore gauge.
- Subtract the measurements made in Step 5 from the measurements made in Step 6. The difference is the piston-to-pin clearance.
A three-ring assembly is used with each piston. The top and second rings are compression rings. The lower ring is an oil control ring assembly (consisting of two ring rails and an expander spacer).
When measuring the piston rings in this section, compare the actual measurements to the specifications in Table 2. Replace the piston rings as a set if out of specification or if they show signs of damage as described in this section.
- General Information
- Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-Up
- Engine: Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke V-Twin
- Transfer Gearcase
- Clutch and Primary Drive Gear
- Transmission and Shift Mechanism
- Fuel, Exhaust and Emission Control Systems
- Electrical System
- Wheels and Tires
- Front Suspension and Steering
- Rear Suspension
- Body and Frame
- Color Wiring Diagrams
Subject: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Yamaha Road Star service, maintenance,
repair. ISBN-10: 1599694158 | ISBN-13: 9781599694153 | Clymer M282-2